2/12/2010

Remarkable entry of the hair-to-the-throne of Rajapaksa kingdom of Sri Lanka

(February 12, Colombo - Lanka Polity) The eldest son of Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Namal Rajapaksa marked his entry to politics today wearing fatherlike white national dress instead of casual baggy shirts he earlier prefered to wear at a function patronaged by his father in Tangalle, in the Hambanthota district where Namal had sought for nominations to contest the general election.

The hair-to-the-throne Namal Rajapaksa needs to mark his presence remarkably among the Rajapaksas like Basil, Gotabhya and Chamal brothers and Chamal's son Shashindra etc. unless he wants to be sidelined like Nirupama Rajapaksa one day in future.

Nirupama, a radical member of the 1994 parliament, is the grand daughter of D.M. Rajapaksa, the MP for Beliaththa, whose demise paved way for D.A. Rajapaksa to be elected to the parliament to generate a brilliant Rajapaksa dynasty that reigned the Giruva Paththuwa for many decades. Mahinda Rajapaksa was elected to parliament in 1970 and slowly paddled to the presidency of the country. His politician brother Basil Rajapaksa, who was one time a youth leader of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party once crossed over to the United National Party before he left the country for permanent residency.

Mahinda Rajapaksa is the luckiest and the most brilliant of the Rajapaksas and his popularity is the sole source of power for the next generation Rajapaksas unless some of the members of the family who are blinded by extreme power will tarnish their future entirely.

“What is it like to be the President’s son?” asked The Hindu's Nandini Nair in 2007 from Namal. “It is not good or bad. I just try to be myself.” That was his reply.

Try to be yourself!



15 comments:

  1. NIRUPAMA IS THE LATE MINISTER GEORGE RAJAPAKSE'S DAUGHTER WHOSE BROTHER DIED RECENTLY, AND IS A GRANDDAUGHTER OF THE LATE D.M.RAJAPAKSE-THE LION OF THE SOUTH IN THE 1930'S. DMR'S DAUGHTER WAS VISAKHIAN ENGLISH TEACHER KAMALA RAJAPAKSE WHO DID MUCH FOR THE COMMON MAN.

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  2. When one considers the Lee Kuan Yew Dynasty in Singapore, in spite of the cry of "NEPOTISM" they have done a good job. Rajapakses who are dead did much for the Nation. It is evident that so far they have kept to their promises. The projects in the N,NE and the South are amazing! Mr Yew wanted to make Singapore a Sri Lanka as he wrote and told the U.N. during the tenures of Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike, and now Rajapakses have already started the good work to make it look good again.

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  3. සිහින දැකීම ලංකාවේ තහනම් කල දාට අප මුදියන්සේලා එක්ක පාරට බහිමු

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  4. Another step of selfishness and personal glorification.I hope you will disclose to the nation how you found those millions for the 'Tharunyayata Hetak' advertisements.Good luck,young man.

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  5. What a disgrace?
    Has this fellow passed any a levels at least? Does he know where India is on a map? Or is he a dim-wit?

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  6. good luck.All you need is love for the country.Remember whatever you do there always some so called educated smart ass to find fault.

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  7. Even DS the first PM did not have A/Leel qualifications, but this young man's entry is a farce. He looked immature, he sounded silly when he was interviewed. He needs political lessons if he is to look serious than riding on his father for a state pension. Importantly, if so many Rajapakse's ruled Beliatta/Giruva Pattuwa since 1920's, the area must be like New York now. I must visit it next time.

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  8. Attanagalle in Gamapaha can be proud of producing three Prime Ministers and one executive president for two terms. The village has been ruled by Banadaranaike's since 1940's. Is there a shopping complex and a fast tram line there? What about a children's park and a few 20 storey buildings. What about security to all and water, electricity and housing for all in the village? A leisure centre or a cricket ground at least?? All what I see is a big stone in Horagolla where the elite visits once a year. That's the legacy and Bandaranaike's are sorted now. Instead of looking after the people, the people looked after an fed all Bandaranaike's in three generations. Even the last woman still wants comfort and power. She can't remember the people who made her and her family. The reason is they all used their name and misused people's political addiction. Get the vote and show the two fingers to the voters. Giruva Paththuwa is nothing but another Attanagalle.

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  9. Well, no wonder Sri Lanka going down steeply slope towards a dysfunctional society with lack of common sense, vision, respect for basic human rights. We learn from our parents, teachers or books to form ourselves as good human beings. This has non of those. He has not education, learnt the art of intimidation, thuggery and manipulation from his father and I wonder he has ever read a good book. So how he is going to form our society to a good mold as a legislator? I wonder. Perhaps he has learnt more from Melvyn Silva the art of thuggery in his association with him. Love for the country is not enough to be statesman, it may be a start. We all love our country. However, it must a person with who has leadership qualities with empathy for the masses not with self interest as of Mahinda or Namal , who has proved beyond any doubt they are here for the glory of their ownslef.

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  10. Who is 'hair to the throne'. Did you mean heir to the throne?.

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  11. Kamal
    Your cloths worn indicates the modern youth of today and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.You may have learned a thing or two during your stay in UK therefore you must bring some of it back.To start with don't wear that stupid national dress,which we saw you wearing in the web where you were lighting a lamp with your mother and father.I was distressed to see that national idiot standing behind your father.No wonder your dad seems to get the wrong advise.Kick him out from your vicinity.You must look forward to the modern accepted ways in the world because you will use a motor car but not a bullock cart to get about.So don't be trapped by history and silly culture where you are compelled wear silly cloths to please people.we are not please by the dress you wear but the services you offer as a politician.Why no have a pop jamboree in Hambantota and the youth of SL would like you for it.what ever you do do it in a civilized way where you respect your friends and adversaries alike.Remember the decent ways people and government operate in UK.Remember when you played rugby for your collage the saying was'rugby was a rowdies game played by gentlemen' this you must apply to Sri lank an politics as well.
    So bring it back? Good luck!

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  12. 'Dr Nimal', Fonseka does not have even proper @ Levels, let alone A Levels. Rajapaksas are born leaders and they know how to govern a country without bowing down to the West. Most of these people commenting here are LTTE/JVP/UNP/Norway supporters. If not for the Rajapaksas this country would by now governed by LTTE/Norway/Miliband government. We remember what LTTE, JVP, Kumaranatunge, and Norway did to uu during the last 30 years.

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  13. ANOTHER GOON OF OF THE RJAPAKSHA FAMILY TREES BEEN INTRODUCED TO POLITICS. AND IT IS A SHAME TO THE GENERTIONOF EDUCATED YOUTH OF SRI LANKA WHO HAVE DEPRIVED THE CANCE OF ENTERING POLITICS AND

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  14. I agree with Prof Wilfred, Sri Lanka do not need family dynasties.All family dynasties didn't do much to the nation, at least to their own home areas. We do not need father like son, because everybody knows who is he and what did he do to the country.For political henchmen like Raj, he may be born leader, but we do have bright young lads in village level who can be shaped to future leaders, however they do not have opportunities to come to national level or their journey is halted for paving the way for princes to come up.

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  15. I don't agree with the above KEVIN which is not me.I agree with Ranjit.

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